physician-patient privilege

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Noun1.physician-patient privilege - the right of a physician to refuse to divulge confidential information from a patient without the consent of the patient
privilege - (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
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23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Patient confidentiality rule changes meant to help fight the opioid crisis in the United States have been proposed by the federal government.
Patient confidentiality rule changes meant to help fight the United States' opioid crisis have been proposed by the federal government.
Patient confidentiality and privacy in GP surgery reception areas "remain a problem", according to a report.
But at Dawley Medical Practice, the report said, the reception desk was "far enough away for patient confidentiality."
A more local breakdown of the figures is not available, as where the number of babies was between one and seven these figures were suppressed by the NHS to protect patient confidentiality.
Perhaps most seriously, improper social media use can jeopardize patient confidentiality. "Patients have an absolute right and an expectation that any information they share with a healthcare professional will be in the strictest possible confidence.
Perhaps most seriously, improper social media use can jeopardise patient confidentiality. "Patients have an absolute right and an expectation that any information they share with a healthcare professional will be in the strictest possible confidence.
Brave Una Butler said yesterday Ireland must change its law on patient confidentiality to combat the devastation of murder-suicide in families.
Doctors are being OT advised to breach patient confidentiality and notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if a patient's health renders them a potentially dangerous driver.
A spokeswoman for Nuffield Health said: "We have been made aware of a complaint about a possible breach of patient confidentiality. Nuffield Health has launched an immediate internal investigation."

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